Human Resources

Reflection of Human Resources
Human Resources Management
Sheree Dove
July 25, 2011

Reflection of Human Resources
The Human Resource Management (HRM) is a major department at any organization, whether big or small. Without this department, organization’s probably would not survive as long as they could if they with it. “HRM is specifically charged with programs concerned with people-the employees. HRM is the function performed in organizations that facilitates the most effective use of people (employees) to achieve organization and individual goals,” (Ivancevich, 2010, pg 4). To obtain an organization’s goals, HRM must follow six different aspects which include: equal employment opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action, human resources planning, recruitment, and selection, human resources development, compensation and benefits, safety and health, and employee labor relations. I have tried to imagine my organization, Kaiser Permanente, without its HRM department and I can guarantee the organization would not have been able to survive since the 1940s.
I am proud to say that my organization is an organization that thrives off of diversity and I truly feel this is why Kaiser has lasted for so long. Equal employment opportunity (EEO) is something that is taken very seriously. We have all types of religions, races, and genders who are employed by Kaiser. “Today, Kaiser Permanente labor force reflects no racial majority, with nearly 60 percent of the staff comprising people of color. Additionally, three-quarters of all employees, nearly half of the executive team, and more than one-third of our physicians are women,” ( With statistics like this, it is easy to see why so many people want to work for Kaiser and why it is nearly impossible to get a job with them. Kaiser has a high retention rate of employees and it is rare that a new job position gets filled by an outside candidate rather than an internal employee. I feel that working for an...